David D. Masterman, Masterman Krogmann & Dino / Vienna
David Masterman has practiced for over 22 years in Northern Virginia. He is admitted to the bars of Virginia’s state and federal courts, and to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has served as chair of the family law sections of the Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and, more recently, the Virginia State Bar. He served on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section for six years and now serves on the Board of Governors of the General Practice Section of the Virginia State Bar.
Mr. Masterman frequently lectures to other family law attorneys at both basic and advanced family law seminars, with recent topics including the issues involved in divorce following short marriages, the effects of parental relocation on child custody arrangements, enforcement and setting aside of agreements, obtaining the best possible property division in divorce, and issues affecting custody of children, as well as the ethical rules applicable to attorneys in this practice field. He is also the author of a number of family law articles and materials used as resources by other attorneys. Mr. Masterman received his undergraduate degree with honors from Grinnell College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Considered an outstanding litigation tactician and courtroom attorney, Mr. Masterman nevertheless emphasizes the importance of exploring settlement when possible. He is considered“mediation friendly” and is pleased to assist clients with that process. He also has significant experience in preparing and presenting cases in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Mr. Masterman carries the “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for skill and ethics, and is listed in its volume on pre-eminent attorneys in the United States. He has been recognized and listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been ranked as one of the top family lawyers by the Washingtonian and Washington Post magazines. He is listed in the Ten Leaders for Domestic Relations Attorneys for Northern Virginia. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Mr. Masterman practices in all aspects of family law, except adoption matters. He most commonly appears in the circuit courts of Fairfax County, the City of Alexandria, and Arlington County, but also regularly represents parties in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties.